Gisel Ruiz, age 50, first became one of our directors in September 2020. Ms. Ruiz recently retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sam’s Club, a national chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs, a role which she held from February 2017 to June 2019. Previously, Ms. Ruiz held a number of senior executive positions within the Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) organization during a career with the company that spanned over 26 years. From 2015 to 2017, Ms. Ruiz was the Executive Vice President of International People for Walmart International. From 2012 until 2015, Ms. Ruiz served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Walmart US. Ms. Ruiz served as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Walmart US from 2010 until 2012. She also served for three years on the Board of Directors of Walmart de Mexico S.A. de C.V., and three years on the Board of Directors of Yihaodian, a Chinese business to consumer eCommerce website. Since May 2020, Ms. Ruiz has served as a director of Vital Farms, Inc. (Nasdaq: VITL), a Certified B Corporation that offers a range of ethically produced pasture-raised foods nationwide.

Director Qualifications

Leadership Experience — Former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sam’s Club, Executive Vice President, International People of Walmart International and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Walmart US, member of the Board of Directors of Walmart de Mexico S.A. de C.V. and of the Board of Directors of Yihaodian; member of the Board of Directors of Vital Farms, Inc.

Industry Experience — over 25 years of experience in the retail industry at Walmart Inc., both in the U.S. and international business segments, from 1992 through February 2017, including executive roles from 2010 to February 2017. Responsible for food operations as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sam’s Club.